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Collection: Historic House
Date: circa 1917
Classification: Furniture

One of a pair of decoratively carved beech wood armchairs (fauteuils) that has been painted ivory with green striping. The fluted oval back with foliate crest holds the terminals of the scrolled out-flaring arms with fluting on arms and anthemion foliate decoration on the front supports with rosettes marking the joint between arms and supports. The chair rails are shaped and fluted with a small horizontal panel of drapery in a rectangle in the center of the front rail.

Collection: Historic House
Date: circa 1917
Classification: Furniture

This is a large walnut chair in the Jacobean style with open arms, elaborately turned stretchers, and tapestry upholstery. The top rail of the tall chair back is shaped with high oval arch flanked by two squared ears. The front legs are composed of blocks alternating with spiral turning and ending at the bottom in squashed-bun feet, while the back stiles are plainly squared and lean back slightly from floor to top rail.

Collection: Historic House
Date: circa 1917
Classification: Furniture

One of a pair of walnut William and Mary-style open armchairs with turned legs, stretchers and arm supports and seats and backs upholstered in floral gros-point wool tapestry. The boldly scrolled arms originate in the rectangular backs and are supported by turned supports, the design of which is echoed in the legs and stretchers. The upholstery features the same design on back and seat showing polychrome floral arrangements in low bowls on yellow grounds surrounded by elaborate frames.

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Collection: Historic House
Date: circa 1917
Classification: Furniture

This walnut Jacobean open-arm chair with upholstered seat and back has squared and curved front legs ending in hoof feet with gadrooned collars. The front knees are carved with bellflowers flanked by foliate carving ending in rosettes. The back cabriole legs end in plain pad feet. The s-curved open arms end in flat scrolls with plain supports that curve slightly forward.

Collection: Historic House
Date: 1916-1917
Classification: Furniture

One of a pair of mahogany barrel-back chairs with open arms and backs filled with caning and brown leather cushions on seat and arms were used in Mr. Reynolds' office at Reynolda House. Various historical decorative motifs have been adapted to create chairs suitable for use in an office of the early 20th century, including reeding on the legs and small square carved rosettes marking the transition from frame to legs.

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